Easy desserts

Green Tea Matcha Rice Pudding Pots

I am big fan of matcha, love the flavor and the texture either in frothy tea, smoothies, pastry or hot lattes, everything taste delicious!

Matcha is a type of powdered green tea. The green tea leaves are shaded from the sun for the last few weeks of their growth, increasing the chlorophyll content and creating a gorgeous green color. Then, the leaves are carefully ground with stone grinding wheels to produce a fine powder.

Matcha is amazing because it is packed with antioxidants. Some of the  benefits are:

  • Boosts metabolism and burns calories
  • Detoxifies effectively and naturally
  • Calms the mind and relaxes the body
  • Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
  • Enhances mood and aids in concentration
  • Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
  • Prevents disease
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

Today, I made rice pudding but instead of traditional ingredients like butter, vanilla or cinnamon I used coconut cream(light), extra virgin coconut oil and matcha powder.

This is Matcha Rice Pudding with Coconut, perfect balance of flavors!

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I chose Arborio rice for my pudding because it gives me that smooth and creamy texture. You can use your favorite type of rice or any other available in your pantry.

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Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 3 cups unsweetened organic soy milk
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbs light coconut cream(optional)

Note: This recipe doesn’t contain any additional sugar.

Measure and rinse the rice. Using heavy bottom saucepan bring water to boil, add rice, pinch of sea salt and cook for approximately 20 min.

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When water is almost evaporated but rice still uncooked,

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add soy milk, coconut oil, coconut cream and continue to simmer.

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Tip: It’s very important to scrape the bottom of the pot frequently so the rice doesn’t stick and harden.

When pudding is done add matcha powder and combine.

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Let it cool for a few minutes.

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Divide the rice pudding in the pots.

Personally, I love this pudding hot or warm but it tastes great when is cool too.

Aroma of this pudding is irresistible and texture, very creamy and super smooth.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Chocolate Mousse with Strawberry

Summer is in the full swing and it is always nice to have something refreshing and sweet during the day. I usually have on my mind quick to make and good for you treat, like low calorie and low sugar dessert.
Chocolate is usually not considered a diet food but cocoa itself has beneficial anti-inflammatory properties. It is usually the other ingredients added to chocolate that makes it big no to consume. This recipe uses 70% cocoa chocolate that contains much less fat and sugar then a basic chocolate bar. This recipe is also gluten free.
The Glycemic Index is a numerical index that ranks carbohydrates based on their rate of glycemic response, their conversion to glucose within the human body. Glycemic Index uses a scale of 0 to 100 with higher values given to foods that cause the most rapid rise in blood sugar.
Glycemic index of 55 or below are considered low and 70 or above are considered high.
Glycemic Index for Strawberry is 40, which makes it low glycemic index fruit on the chart.


Chocolate Mousse with Strawberry

Ingredients

1 cup 70% cocoa chocolate chips
2 egg whites, from fresh eggs
2 teaspoons sugar
4 tablespoons plain non fat yogurt
4 medium strawberries

Pour chocolate chips into a sauce pan and gently heat it over another saucepan filled with water. When the chocolate is fully melted take the smaller dish out of the saucepan and allow it to cool for a few minutes.
Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Using electric mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites. Add the sugar to the whites and whisk until they become firm and form soft peaks.
Add the chocolate to the yogurt and mix them together well.
Fold the egg whites into the chocolate yogurt and then spoon the mixture into glasses. Refrigerate the mixture for at least 2 hours to allow it to set.
Just before serving arrange the strawberries.
Irresistible good dessert, light and perfect for everybody who has an eye on their diet and waist. You can’t go wrong with combination of chocolate and strawberry, it is always delicious:)

Nutritional Information

Calories: 140
Protein: 5g
Fat: 5g
Carbohydrate: 13g
Sugars: 10g
Fiber: 2g
Sodium: 52mg